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Microsoft India "educates" Indians about Piracy and Intellectual Property Rights

http://www.hindu.com

In this interview, Microsoft India Chairman talks about Software Piracy (we call that sharing) in India and why it's bad, why "Intellectual Property Rights" are important. The contrast in thoughts of the Free Software community about the same issues is particularly interesting to note.

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DotGNU keeping you from getting tangled in a .NET

http://www.gnu.org

The DotGNU project was started in reaction to Microsoft's .NET strategy, which was born out of a vision for the future of information technology which we do not agree with, namely that "the era of 'open computing,' the free exchange of digital information that has defined the personal computer industry, is ending."

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My Tongue-Lashing from Eben Moglen

http://radar.oreilly.com

"It created a bit of a stir at the O'Reilly Radar Executive Briefing on Open Source a few weeks ago when Eben Moglen, who'd been invited to speak with me about free software licensing in the era of Web 2.0, chose instead to take me to task for talking about open source rather than free software for the past ten years, and for "wasting time promoting commercial products." A number of people asked t

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Resisting the Corporate Control of Culture

http://www.portlandmercury.com

"Readers interested in the effect of the media environment on our lives will appreciate OurSpace: Resisting the Corporate Control of Culture, a critical examination of the public discourse surrounding the influence of multinational corporations, marketing, and branding..."

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Proprietary vs. OSS Software: The Debate Continues

http://www.osweekly.com

Proprietary code powers the world banks, networks, voting machines and other critical applications that we regularly interact with. But the real question is where mission critical applications like this can be done with open source code, as many open source advocates would like to see happen.

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Free as in free milk: Microsoft's business practices in developing countries

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

In 1977 a boycott campaign was launched against Nestlé to protest for its marketing of breast milk substitutes. To make a long story short, Nestlé’s commercial agents in developing countries gave free samples of the infant formula to mothers shortly after they had given birth.

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FOSS and the philosophers

http://www.linux.com

I used to think of myself as something of a rare bird -- a philosopher and software developer with a keen interest in the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movements.

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History: Unix, GNU, Gnome

http://linuxmaniax.blogspot.com

"A brief review of the history of Unix will place in context much of the terminology and philosophy of this operating system. Terms like Linux, GNU, Unix, Gnome, Free Software, and Free and Open Source Software get bandied around, often with little understanding and usually with much misunderstanding..."

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Twisting the Meaning of 'Free'

http://blue-gnu.biz

According to CESC Ltd chief information officer Subroto Das, “There is nothing called free software”. I beg to differ.

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Free as in Freedom by Sam Williams - Free eBook

http://manybooks.net

Download Richard Stallman's crusade for Free Software. Available free, in a large variety of formats, from Manybooks.

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Pendulum has swung in the open source debate

http://blogs.cnet.com

"Once upon a time, the term "open source" was coined to save the free-software world from itself--or, rather, from the free-software zealots, as you can read on the Open Source Initiative's Web site."

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Open to Misinterpretation

http://www.tuxdeluxe.org

"Before "open source", before free software, there was software in the public domain. You could say that software in the public domain was truly free."

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Open Source is no Web 2.0

http://www.krishworld.com

"It is time we stop the term open source from getting hijacked. I recently wrote about how tech media doesn’t get open source. The events in the last week or so have confirmed my thesis further."

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Techzone: Ubuntu for Dummies ?

http://abhay-techzone.blogspot.com

This is in response to the article at Jem Report .
I have tried to justify Ubuntu users are not Dumb.

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Black Google not as green as painted

http://www.daniweb.com

Interesting blog about how environmentally friendly Google is, and whether painting the background black instead of white would save electricity and help save the planet.

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